Novare SA Terroir awards distinctive wines under strict Covid-19 regulations

Media Release – 27 June 2020 The closing date for Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards entries is fast approaching following more than a month’s postponement – the new cut-off date being 17 July. This has been set down by the organisers – the SA National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) – after thorough deliberation on the […]

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Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards full of surprises

Media Release – 1 October 2020 The results of the 15th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards once again portray the Western Cape as a particularly versatile area with diverse and excellent terroir, which produces a variety of top quality wines. Altogether five trophies and 32 national winners were named.  The trophy for the overall […]

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Novare SA Terroir awards distinctive wines under strict Covid-19 regulations

The closing date for Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards entries is fast approaching following more than a month’s postponement – the new cut-off date being 17 July.This has been set down by the organisers – the SA National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) – after thorough deliberation on the presentation of its different wine competitions during […]

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Terroir wine competition on course despite Corona

09 June 2020 Notwithstanding the major challenges of the Corona Virus pandemic, it has been announced that the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards competition is going ahead. This after the South African wine industry, along with all economic activity in the country, has been taking severe strain under the Level 4 and 5 lockdown restrictions, […]

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SA´s finest wine areas to the fore

The star of this year’s 14th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards was Bon Courage Estate in Robertson, with three national winners, namely for the top Colombard, Cap Classique sparkling wine (MCC) and Rosé. The results were announced during an awards lunch at Anura Vineyards in Klapmuts. Bon Courage excelled among a record number of […]

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WENNERS VAN SA TERROIR WYNTOEKENNINGS VAL MAURITIUS BINNE

Die 18 Nasionale Wenners van die 2018 Novare SA Terroir Wyntoekennings sal vertoon word by proeë wat volgende week op Mauritius aangebied word – ʼn geleentheid wat volgens die organiseerders ʼn jaarlikse instelling sal wees. Hierdie heel eerste proe van top Suid-Afrikaanse wyne op die eiland, is die breinkind van die stigter van Novare Holdings, […]

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SA TERROIR WINE AWARDS WINNERS TO TAKE MAURITIUS BY STORM

The 18 National Winners of the 2018 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards will be showcased at tastings to be held on the island of Mauritius next week. The organisers announced that this would become an annual event.The first ever tasting of top South African wines in Mauritius is the brainchild of the founder of Novare […]

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Enter now for SA Terroir Wine Awards

Entries are now open for the 14th Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, one of the world’s most exclusive wine competitions because of the stringent Wine of Origin rules that apply here. The competition crowns the finest wines brought forth by different soil and climatic factors in the different areas in the South African winelands. Only […]

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Skryf nou in vir SA Terroir Wyntoekennings

Inskrywings is nou oop vir die 14de Novare SA Terroir Wyntoekennings, een van die wêreld se mees eksklusiewe wynkompetisies weens die streng Wyn van Oorsprong-reëls wat daarmee van toepassing is. Die kompetisie bekroon die beste wyne wat deur verskillende grond- en klimaatsfaktore in die verskillende gebiede in die Suid-Afrikaanse wynland na vore gebring word. Slegs […]

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SANWSA takes over reins of SA Terroir Wine Awards

The SA National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) which runs two of South Africa’s foremost wine shows – the SA Young Wine Show and Veritas Awards – has announced that the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, one of the most exclusive wine competitions worldwide, will be presented under its auspices in future. SANWSA chairperson Christo Pienaar […]

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Wine of Origin proudly South African

In the March issue of Wineland magazine, Bernard Mocke wrote about legends in the wine industry who also helped shape KWV and who had an impact on the wine industry. One of them is Danie de Wet of Robertson, who put a lot of emphasis on South Africa’s Wine of Origin (WO) system which was […]

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Many wine terroirs produce awarded wines

At the 13th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards the many terroirs in the Cape Winelands which create great wines were highlighted. The 23 National Winners of cultivar wines, blends and wine styles come from 14 wine terroirs from across the winelands.The top achiever is Groot Constantia Estate which produced the National Winners for Port […]

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Terroir Triumphs: Recognition for Robertson Wine Valley Cellars

The Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, now in their 12th year, have grown to become a competition that is keenly contested. More than 320 wines were entered this year to be judged on how well they reflect their terroir or portray their wine-growing area. Entries are limited to wines from a single vineyard, estate, ward […]

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Drie wynterreine lewer vele nasionale wenners op 12de SA Terroir-wyntoekennings

Die Springfontein-landgoed tussen Hermanus en Stanford in die Walker Bay-distrik het die nasionale wenner, die Springfontein Limestone Rocks Gadda da Vida 2013 – ’n pinotage, opgelewer, asook die nasionale rooi versnit-wenner, die Springfontein Limestone Rocks Whole Lotta Love 2014, waarvan pinotage deel uitmaak, dus ’n Cape Blend. Lees volledige berig

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Three wine terrains deliver multiple National Winners

After more than 320 entries for the 12th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, almost equal to last year’s record entries, South Africa’s homegrown red wine cultivar Pinotage this year stood out as a top performer from an estate between Hermanus and Stanford in the Walker Bay district. Springfontein Estate entered the National Winner for […]

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Wine of Origin at its best

At the 12th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards the best wines from specific terroirs will once again be judged and announced. South Africa can lay claim to many prime wine terroirs for its cultivars, and every year it is interesting to see which terroir delivered the best example of cultivar or style. Read full […]

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Two wine estates shine at SA Terroir Awards

After a record 322 entries for the 11th Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, two wine estates in the Cape wine industry terroir stood out clearly with top achievements. Bergsig Estate in the Breedekloof produced two National Winners for Top Red Blend with the Bergsig Icarus 2011, and for the Top Port-style wine with the Bergsig […]

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The ultimate portrayal of Wine of Origin

The Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards were founded eleven years ago and for the first time this year the Novare Trophy for South Africa’s Top Single Vineyard Wine will be awarded. There is no doubt that the ultimate portrayal of a terroir (French term for wine terrain) is a single vineyard wine. The soil and […]

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Wine terroirs of Nuy and Bon Courage highly awarded

Following a record 291 entries for the tenth Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, wines of origin in Worcester’s Nuy Ward, Robertson, Durbanville, Elgin, Wellington and the Breedekloof stood out this year with more than one national winner, while Nuy Wine Cellar and Bon Courage Estate walked off with all the trophies. The SA Terroir Wine […]

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Recognition of Terroir wines continues

This year see the 10th Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, founded in 2006 to recognize South Africa’s top quality wines which truly represent a specific viticultural terrain. Over the past decade the national winners of this competition have clearly demonstrated that certain cultivars thrive in certain terrain’s soil and climate, while others produced various national […]

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2014 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards

Jordan Estate is SA’s Top Terroir producer A total of 276 wines were entered for the ninth Novare SA Terroir Wine Competition and Jordan Estate in the Stellenbosch Kloof area won the first Novare Trophy for South Africa’s Top Terroir Producer due to their many achievements. The estate, which belongs to the Jordan family, boasts […]

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SA’s overall top terroir achiever

Since the founding of the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards in 2006 in which the national and regional winners of terroir-driven cultivar wines, red and white blends, rosé, sparkling wines and dessert wines are announced, various trophies have been added and this year the first Novare Trophy for SA Top Terroir Producer will be awarded.The […]

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Robertson dominate at Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards

The passionate, terroir-driven producers in the Robertson district made an indelible mark at the 2013 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, with two wines in the selected SA Terroir Top 5 Estate Wines as well as five National Winners from all submissions.The Inkara Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and Jacques Bruére Brut Rosé 2007 from Bon Courage Estate […]

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2012 Novare Terroir Wine Awards Results

SA’s Top 5 Estate Wines announced After a record 276 entries for the seventh annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, the first ever SA Terroir Top 5 Estate Wines were selected by the panel of seven judges. South Africa’s top five estate wines are Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2011, Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2008 (red blend), Kaapzicht […]

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2012 Novare Terroir Wyntoekennings Resultate

SA se Top 5 Landgoedwyne is aangekondig Na ‘n rekord aantal 276 inskrywings vir die sewende jaarlikse Novare SA Terroir Wyntoekennings is die eerste ooit SA Terroir Top 5 Landgoedwyne deur ‘n paneel van sewe ervare wynkenners gekeur. Suid-Afrika se top vyf landgoedwyne is Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2011, Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2008 (rooi versnit), Kaapzicht […]

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Sensible district changes, plus Top 5 Estate wines

The annual growth of the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards which will presented for the seventh time this year, as well as changes from wards to districts, forced the organisers to adapt accordingly, without sacrificing the authenticity of the term “terroir” in this exclusive wine competition. After many discussions with important role players there was […]

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Klein distrikte en top landgoedwyne val in

Die jaarlikse groei van die Novare SA Terroir Wyntoekennings wat vanjaar vir die sewende keer aangebied word, asook die verandering van wyke na distrikte, het die organiseerders gedwing om nog verder te kyk, op voorwaarde dat die geloofwaardigheid van die term “terroir” deel bly van al die inskrywings. Na lang gesprekke met rolspelers was daar […]

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South Africa´s top terroir wines honoured

After a record 251 entries for the sixth annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, five wine cellars stood out with two National Winners each, Doolhof, Durbanville Hills, Hermanuspietersfontein, Jordan and Welbedacht. For the first time ever the Novare Trophy for the SA Terroir Top Wine Estate was awarded to the wine estate that performed exceptionally […]

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Suid-Afrika se top terroir-wyne vereer

Na ‘n rekord 251 inskrywings vir die sesde jaarlikse Novare SA Terroir Wyntoekennings, het vyf wynkelders uitgestaan as top presteerders met twee Nasionale Wenners elk, Doolhof, Durbanville Hills, Hermanuspietersfontein, Jordan en Welbedacht. Vir die eerste keer ooit is die Novare Trofee vir die SA Terroir Top Wynlandgoed toegeken aan die wynlandgoed wat uitsonderlik presteer het […]

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South Africa´s top wine estate to be honoured for the first time

For the first time in the South African wine industry this country’s Top Wine Estate will be identified at the 2011 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, the annual wine competition where products certified as a wine of origin from a ward, estate or single vineyard are honoured. This competition has been running for six years […]

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Suid‐Afrika se top wynlandgoed vir die eerste keer vereer

Vir die eerste keer in die Suid‐Afrikaanse wynbedryf gaan Suid‐Afrika se Top Wynlandgoed aangewys word by die 2011 Novare SA Terroir Wyntoekennings, die jaarlikse wynkompetisie waar erkenning gegee word aan wyne wat as Landgoed‐, Wyk‐ of Wingerdwyn gesertifiseer is. Hierdie kompetisie is nou ses jaar aan die gang en die klem is op wyne wat […]

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South Africa´s top wines of origin

After a record 239 entries for the fifth annual SA Terroir Wine Awards, three wine estates stood out at this year’s competition with two National Certificate winners each, Kaapzicht (Bottelary ward), Wildekrans (Bot River ward) and Klein Constantia (Constantia ward). Kaapzicht was the top performer with the two ational winners, Kaapzicht Steytler Vision 2007 for […]

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New trophy is added to the national certificates

A new trophy was created for the annual SA Terroir Wine Awards to give recognition to the area which enters most of the national winners and/or top rated wines, namely the Cybercellar Trophy for SA Terroir Top Wine Area.  To award the trophy the total results of all the entries, as monitored by a chartered […]

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